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Blue Velvet (35mm)

December 15, 2017
9:30 pm
Roxie Theater

Part of Along for the Ride: A Dennis Hopper Tribute! David Lynch's strange, surreal work has always been known more for its visuals than its dialogue, but the director's most quotable character is certainly Hopper's Frank Booth in "Blue Velvet." Part of the credit goes to Lynch for creating such an insane, indelible villain, but Frank is all Hopper. The actor infamously said, "I've got to play Frank. Because I am Frank!" to get the part, and he brings a frightening authenticity to one of the most disturbing characters in all of cinema, a man who would send Freddy, Jason, and Jigsaw a-running. His character's dialogue might have sounded silly coming from any other actor, but from his opening line ("Shut up! It's 'Daddy,' you shithead! Where's my bourbon? Can't you fucking remember anything?"), Frank is an undeniably evil, infinitely watchable character. (Indiewire) (David Lynch, 1986, 120min, 35mm) BLUE VELVET (9:30pm) will be preceded by ALONG FOR THE RIDE (w/ Q&A with director Nick Ebeling) at 7pm. See either for $12 or both for $15. ALONG FOR THE RIDE (w/ Q&A with director Nick Ebeling) 7pm "Along for the Ride" explores the highs, lows and ultimately - the phoenix like ascension of iconic Hollywood maverick Dennis Hopper - all as seen through the eyes of his mysterious longtime "right-hand man" - Satya de la Manitou. Filmmaker NICK EBELING chronicles the unlikely duo's incredible 40+ year journey, an enduring and intense brotherhood, as intimately complex as Hopper's own legendary career. De la Manitou re-examines his dedication to his friend's idiosyncratic and uncompromising genius, reminiscing with a fascinating cast of characters - Hopper's co-conspirators, family and friends - all those that were also - unwittingly or willingly - ALONG FOR THE RIDE. The result...is one hell of a trip. Original Score by Gemma Thompson of Savages. Featuring among others Satya de la Manitou, David Hopper, Wim Wenders, Frank Gehry, David Lynch, Russ Tamblyn, Dean Stockwell, and Damon Albarn. "Along for the Ride" also features rare and unseen photos and vintage film. Directed by Nick Ebeling. Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi and Sheri Timmons. 2016. 94 min. DCP. Also playing: ALONG FOR THE RIDE (12/15-21) TRUE ROMANCE (12/16), A HERO OF OUR TIME (12/17), OUT OF THE BLUE (12/17), and BRUCE CONNER FILMS (12/16 & 17) BLUE VELVET (9:30pm) will be preceded by ALONG FOR THE RIDE (w/ Q&A with director Nick Ebeling) at 7pm. See either for $12 or both for $15. FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS

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3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA
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